Published On: Tue, May 6th, 2014

Mexico’s Annual “Tianguis Turistico” is being held in Cancun, from May 6 to 9, 2014

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This year’s Mexico’s Annual “Tianguis Turistico” is being held in Cancun, from May 6 to 9. Tianguis is the most important travel trade show in Mexico, providing an important platform for travel industry professionals to meet with hundreds of Mexico tourism service providers. Unlike other travel trade shows, the three day event is entirely focused on one destination and topic: the promotion of Mexico.

For 36 years straight, the event was held in Acapulco, Guerrero before making its first move to Puerto Vallarta in 2012. Deciding which city to host the event after 36 years was not an easy task; destinations had to submit proposals as to why they should be host and prove they have the infrastructure required. It is clear why Cancun was chosen for 2014; it has over 32,000 hotel rooms (70,000+ if you include the Riviera Maya), several AAA 4 and 5 Diamond properties, the largest Latin American international airport with the most connectivity and high quality services and framework.


Tianguis Turistico has already started in Cancun. The Mexico Tourism Board made an initial investment of 40 million pesos, while federal and state government in Quintana Roo invested 80 million pesos. In an interview with MexicoNews.Travel, Robert Borge Angula, Governor of Quintana Roo, said, “We are ready for such an important event. We are very well prepared and proud to say that the main host for this event is the Moon Palace Resort on the southern part of Cancun’s Peninsula.


The event was set for May instead of March or April because [March through April] is a period in which hotel occupancy rates are an average of 92%, which would complicate the touristic festivities.

While 2013 Tianguis Turistico in Puebla was record breaking, Cancun is expecting to surpass it with at least 45 different countries present. It is a fact that the state of Quintana Roo is very well positioned as a World Class Tourist Destination, not only in Mexico, but also in the whole Caribbean as well as Latin America.


On Wednesday May 7th, at 1 pm, Mr Kevin Spacey is scheduled to attend a Conference for 250 people. The “House of Cards” star has been asked to draw on his experiences as a film/television/all-around “wiseguy” to shed light on effective marketing tactics.


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